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1

Why should headlights be aligned?

Enables the driver to see properly

2

What effect could incorrectly aligned headlights have?

Could dazzle oncoming drivers

3

How frequently should headlights be checked?

Daily before driving

4

What effect can a broken lens have on headlights?

Reduce and distort the beam

5

If you wish to drive at night but the right headlight bulb is blown, what should you do?

Not drive until the bulb is replaced

6

How would a driver know that a brake-light bulb is not working?

By standing at the rear and checking as another person presses the brake pedal

7

Can you drive on a public road when brake lights aren't working?

No

8

What should a driver do if a system warning light lights up while driving?

Stop and check the problem

9

What is the purpose of the red reflectors at the rear of the vehicle?

Reflect light at night to make other road users aware of the vehicle

10

When a driver operates the indicator switch and hears a more rapid clicking noise than normal, what could this mean?

An indicator bulb may have blown

11

What does anti-lock braking system do?

Prevents the wheels from locking under harsh braking conditions

12

If the brake pedal feels soft or spongy when applied, what does this mean?

Fault in the brake fluid system

13

If a driver applies the foot brake and hears a scraping noise, what is the most likely cause?

Brake linings or pads are worn

14

What may indicate a problem with the vehicle's braking system?

Stopping ability is affected

15

After changing a wheel what should be checked after a short distance?

Wheel nut tightness

16

When driving an automatic vehicle, what should the driver be aware of?

Engine braking power is reduced

17

What does a rev counter provide information on?

Engine revolutions

18

If the engine power is lower than normal, what should a driver do?

Have the vehicle checked by a competent person

19

What is the purpose of engine oil?

Lubricates the engine

20

If the oil pressure gauge shows little or no pressure, or the warning light comes on, what could the problem be?

Oil level is low

21

What happens if the vehicle's engine oil is not changed as required?

Engine may suffer increased wear

22

If the vehicle's oil-pressure gauge is low or the red oil-pressure warning light comes on, what should the driver do?

Drive to a safe place, stop the vehicle and check the oil level

23

What should a driver do before checking the engine oil level?

Make sure the engine is switched off and cold

24

What should you do if while driving there is a strong smell of fuel?

Stop where safe and investiage

25

What does the warning light or red zone on a fuel gauge mean?

Level of fuel in the tank is low

26

When is it recommended to use coolant?

All year round

27

What should you do if the temperature gauge shows red?

Stop in a safe place and have the problem investigated

28

What should you do if you notice steam rising from the engine compartment?

Stop where safe and investigate the cause

29

If you notice that part of the car's body have rusted what should you do?

Have it repaired by a competent repair shop

30

What effect can a worn shock absorber have?

causes the vehicle to 'bounce' in an unstable manner